FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are my membership fees, and are they tax deductible?
A: Click the button for some guidance. Please seek the advice of a tax accountant or attorney:
Q: Do I have to send the annual letter from Social Security to the EUTF showing Medicare Part B amounts that I pay?
A: The answer is YES anytime your reimbursement from Social Security differs from the amount on the letter — click for instructions:
Q: Someone has given me the opportunity to sign up for a supplemental medical insurance plan. Is this a scam?
A: While it may not be a scam, you could jeopardize parts of your EUTF health plan, which probably provide benefits above what other plans can offer. For more information about the coverage offered by your employer, please check your summary plan description or contact the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) office at (808) 586-7390 or toll-free at 1-800-295-0089.
Q: What and who are Associate Members?
A: “Any person, who prior to retirement was, employed in the field of education and does not qualify for retired membership, may be admitted as an associate member. Any individual, who has retired and served as an employee of HSTA, may be admitted as an associate member.” [Bylaws IV.1.B]. There are also members who did not join NEA-Retired when HSTA-Retired was created were grandfathered in without NEA membership. Associate members may not participate in governance, so they can neither vote nor hold elected office.
Q. Why should I sign up for NEA life membership?
A: Click here for details:
HSTA-Retired strives to protect and improve the general welfare of retired public school teachers and to support public education in Hawaiʻi
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